Friday, 31 May 2013

Weekly Candy

I have a couple of things up for grabs this week (guess who has been having a clear-out and found lots of stuff I have bought twice … sometimes thrice eek)

So, the prize is a Sarah Kay stamp and a Marianne Designs set of butterfly dies and coordinating stamps.  I will post worldwide.



Weekly candy winner

Whoops, I clean forgot to draw a winner for last week’s Wild Orchid Crafts candy!

So, that’s you

#322 Patty

Apologies again for the wait!  Patty please email me so I can send you details on how to use your voucher

Wild Orchid Crafts clearance sale

Clearance Sale Now On - Up To 30% OFF

Wild Orchid Crafts will be moving to new business premises soon.  Before we move to our new home, we're having a clearance sale.  Up to 30% off selected items.  Be quick to grab your bargain. Only while stocks last.


Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Old letter rose

Oh my goodness!  Have you seen the new stamps out by Noor! Design?  I had to get them both, they are simply exquisite and such a doddle to colour too as they are pre-shaded.

For today’s card I have used Joy! Old Letter Rose 2.  And the Romance and Roses Collection digi kit from Nitwit Collections is the perfect partner.  I’ve used the writing paper in pink.  Very yum!


The roses and leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I’ve used 40mm wild rose, 20mm roses, 15mm roses and 10mm roses.  The burgundy Starburst Stamens are from The Ribbon Girl as is the Silver colour butterfly that got the old Frantage treatment.

I have the other old letter image still to colour so watch this space Smile



Sunday, 26 May 2013

Tilda Loves Flowers

This month’s Magnolia Only challenge is to add sparkle, so I was in my element lol.


The sparkle is the glitter on the flowers, hair bows and ground on Tilda loves flowers and the bling in the 15mm pearl and diamante embellishment in the centre of the bow.  And isn’t the bow lush!!  I did it with my new Bowdabra – man I love this piece of kit! A delish double bow using the 38mm Vintage Pink Fluted Edge Sheer ribbon from the Ribbon Girl done in literally seconds.  Me likey a lot!  The pretty 20mm Scallop Venise White lace that you can see peeking out is also from the Ribbon Girl.


And some dazzle with the Silver colour butterfly, also from The Ribbon Girl


And Tilda coloured with markers and a touch of pencil


The papers are the gorgeous Pion Design Vintage Garden.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts – I used Classic Sweet Rose, Cosmos Daisies, 15mm roses and 10mm roses as well as 8mm semi open roses.

And that’s it from me today, I’m off to sit in the garden with my Kindle (if the sun stays out!)



Friday, 24 May 2013

Weekly Candy

This week’s candy is a voucher from those lovely peeps Wild Orchid Crafts.  Entry closes on Sunday evening and is open to all


Thursday, 23 May 2013

It’s all about the hair!

I absolutely love the hair that Krista Smith draws for her digi images, and this week Saturated Canary challenge is coloured hair – eek!  I was really out of my comfort zone with this one, see I’m an old fogey so hair needs to be brunette, blonde, black, red or grey (can’t forget the old grey lol).  Anyhow, I pulled up me big girl panties and went with ….. blue


Tilly is one of the new Little Darlings rubber stamps, I am loving these! The lavender spot organza ribbon, flower sparkly button and silver colour butterfly are all from the Ribbon Girl.

The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, I have used cottage rose, poppies, 15mm roses and 10mm roses.

A closer look at that blue hair lol.




Monday, 20 May 2013

Wild Orchid Challenge

Don’t keel over now, two cards in two days from me!  I tell ya I shocked myself haha.  But the new Saturated Canary stamps from Little Darlings have really given me the kick in the wotsit I needed to get back into my craft room (even though I had to hide my Kindle away from myself!)

This week’s Wild Orchid Challenge is This week the challenge is SUNSHINE – use the sun as inspiration i.e. hot, rays, colours, temperature, season, etc.  Not sure where the sunshine comes in here but seeing as soon as we get some rays (not that there have been many of those in the UK) we are all outside so that’s where my very loose interpretation comes in!


A close up of Rose Red, isn’t she just so pretty!


Wild Orchid Crafts products used are 30mm cottage rose in taupe, 20mm rose in pale pink, 15mm roses, sweetheart blossoms, 8mm semi open roses.  I have also used some of the delish new lace.

The sentiment is from Stampin Up! and the paper is Pion Design Vintage Garden.  So pretty!  Oh I have also used the Cheery Lynn Bird Cage die and a Crealies border die


I’ve popped this card in my Etsy shop



Sunday, 19 May 2013

Candy Winner

This week’s candy winner is


Congratulations, please email me your address so I can post your prize off to you

New Saturated Canary Rubber

Little Darlings have brought out another fabulous release of Saturated Canary Rubber!  All about Fairytales and just awesome!!  I had a play yesterday, this is Reading Beauty, and what a beauty she is!  I had such fun colouring her up.  You can see the rest of the release here


The usual markers and pencils were used to colour this little doll

Hair: E29, 27, 30 and dark brown pencil
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, R20, R30
Pink: R83, 81, RV53, 000, 0000, magenta light pencil
Turquoise: BG13, 11, 10 muted turquoise pencil
Tan: E33, 31, 30 burnt ochre pencil


The delish papers are Echo Park Bundle of Joy Girl and Echo Park Bundle of Joy Girl Dots and Stripes.

Flowers and pearls used are from Wild Orchid Crafts - Cottage Rose, fabric daisies, 20mm roses, 10mm roses.  The white pearl rose organza trim that I have used along the bottom of the card is from the Ribbon Girl.


I’ll be putting this in my Etsy shop in a mo.



Friday, 17 May 2013

Weekly Candy

I’ve couple of rubber stamps up for grabs this week.  As always candy is open to all and I will post worldwide.  The draw closes on Sunday evening


Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Romantic Vintage

I got some new goodies from Marianne Design, I am loving the romantic vintage look.


First up are the gorgeous Romantic Vintage papers, so yum!  The stamp is from the May release, there are a set of 4 vintage photo cling stamps, I have used With Love, and stamped it on to pearlescent card using Walnut Stain ink.  The gorgeous lacy border I made up by die cutting two of the new Anja’s Vintage Decoration die then trimmed it with Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts along with a 40mm trellis rose, 25mm wild roses and 15mm roses.  The tiny little butterfly is also a Marianne Design die that I finished off with some pearls.



Sunday, 12 May 2013

Weekly candy winner

This week’s winner is


Congratulations Miria, please email me to claim your £10 Wild Orchid Crafts voucher

Friday, 10 May 2013

Weekly Candy

This week’s candy is a £10 voucher from those fabulous peeps at Wild Orchid Crafts.  As always the draw will close on Sunday evening, and is open to all


Thursday, 9 May 2013

Saturated Canary Challenge

This week’s Saturated Canary Challenge is a colour combo following a fabulous mood board picked by our Jane


And here’s my effort, using Muriel


Coloured with markers and pencils

Hair:  E29, 25, 50, dark brown pencil
Skin: E11, 00, 000, 0000, R20
Plum: RV99, 69, 66, 63 purple pencil
Green: YG67, 63, 61 olive pencil
Beige: E43, 41, 40 French grey 50% pencil
Ground: E363, 31, 30


The papers are old Maja papers that I have had in my stash for a long time and did not want to cut in to haha


The seam binding, lace and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts – I used 40mm wild rose in walnut, chrysanthemums, 15mm roses.  The Ivory 15mm Floral Resin Flatbacks and Starburst Stamens in Burgundy are from The Ribbon Girl 



Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Lemon Pepper’s Beach Bucket

I was on a roll on the weekend, got my craft room sorted and also got a couple of cards made – woo get me lol.  I’ve used one of the new Whimsy releases on my card, Lemon Pepper’s Beach Bucket.  LOVE this stamp!  The sentiment is from the Whimsy Celebration Circle Pennants (also a matching Circle Pennants die)


Coloured with markers and pencils -

Hair: E29, 25, 50 dark umber pencil
Skin: E11, 00, 000, 0000, R20
Turquoise: GB72, BG70 and a mix of the two colours together, muted turquoise pencil
Reds: R46, 24, 22 and crimson lake pencil
Yellow: Y17, 15, 13 and jasmine pencil
Sand: E33, 31, 30, W3
Shading: Non-photo blue pencil


The papers are from the delish Lily Bee Sweet Shoppe tablet – very YUM!

The organza ribbon, divine twine, 40mm wild rose, 25mm wild roses and 15mm roses are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.


I’ve popped this in my Etsy Shop



Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Me to you give away winner


Paulahoneybear can you please email me with your address so I can post the Me to You papers and stamp off to you. Please put Me to You in the subject line.


A quick give away

Draw now closed.
I was sorting through a pile of stuff on my desk yesterday and came across this Me to You stamp and pack of 6x6 papers.  I have no use for them so if you want them pop your name in the comments and I’ll draw a name later tonight.  I think it was a freebie from a magazine but not 100% sure.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Wish Big

It’s Wild Orchid Challenge day and I have eventually got round to making another card using those gorge Sugar Nellie stamps.  I had such great plans last week, and not one panned out.  HA!  Serves me right for shouting my mouth off lol.

Anyway, this week’s challenge is to use 3 or more different flowers, not difficult with the huge selection at Wild Orchid Crafts!  I have used a 30mm cottage rose, fabric daisies, sweetheart blossoms, gypsophila, and pushed in some white stamens and pearls to finish it off.


I have also used one of the silver filigree corners which I have Frantaged with Shabby White powder.


Rosie was coloured with markers and pencils

Hair: E43, 51, 50 and Jasmine pencil
Skin: E11, 00, 000, 0000, R20, 30
Dress and shoes: BG72, 70 and a marker I mixed myself using BG72 and 70 reinker, muted turquoise pencil
Flowers: R85, 81
Shadows: BV20, 31, 0000, W1, 0, 00 (used the W’s for the wings too)


And the inside.  The paper is from that delish Forever Friends Kraft Notes pad.  The sentiment is from a Stampin Up! set





Sunday, 5 May 2013

Candy winner

Wow, looks like lots of you are trying to get your hands on that gorgeous set of dies!!  Not to worry if you are not this week’s lucky winner, I have more of them to give away over the coming weeks Smile

So, can #271 - Jessica P please email me an address so I can post your prize off to you.



Friday, 3 May 2013

Weekly Candy

There’s two bits to this week’s candy, the hard to get Memory Box Precious Hearts die and a Wee Stamps Love Me Do stamp.  Candy is open to all, and closes on Sunday evening.